bird house


Katsuhiro Miyamoto & Associates 设计,位于日本。针对陡峭,倾斜的地形,建筑师设计曲折的山间小路将三间白色住屋连在一起,错落有致。


It is difficult to land architecture in an inclined, raw site, in ‘nature’. Earthwork is always needed. In the case of building on a steep site, usually a retaining wall is built and sites will be prepared in tiers. In other words, the earthwork plays a role as a kind of bridging of architecture and nature. In that case, aren’t there any other ways to get artifice acclimated to nature more gently by other structure which is something between earthwork and architecture, a little more elegant than a retaining wall. I think earthwork is, firstly, more infrastructural than architectural. What I wish to pursue is alternative potentialities of earthwork as light infrastructure.

The scampi-like foundation for the ‘Bird House’ hooks the house to the landscape and is the result of our study for the potential of earthwork as light infrastructure. Rather than leveling the slope you can catch the slope with spikes and still guarantee to build securely. This is the role for earthwork which was originally required in the relationship between architecture.

By making use of the site characteristics, adjacent to the roads at the top and bottom of the site, RC foundation forms a zigzag approach just like a mountain trail to connect these two roads. This is exactly, what is called infrastructure. Before the building is built, the site is barrier-free and this RC foundation provides the access for construction. And at the landings formed at the turning points of the zigzag, there are three ‘sites’. The name ‘bird house’ was given to the three cute white houses nested on the branch like foundation.


设计事务所 Katsuhiro Miyamoto & Associates
地点 日本
项目建筑师 Katsuhiro Miyamoto, Keishi Yamamoto, Takenori Uotani
面积 site 428.21 m2 / built 113.74 m2 / total floor 117.46 m2
摄影 Katsuhiro Miyamoto & Associates




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目录: 建筑, 住宅
地点: 日本